February 29, 2016

Hello

Hi There!

Happy Monday!! Today i'm sharing a fun spring card using a Christmas stamp set! I pulled out some pretty pattern paper by Simple Stories and really wanted to use it, kind of a nice pick me up from the brown and white winter!
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I decided to use Crafter's Companion Sheena Douglass Christmas Visitors stamp set. It has has two great birds that can be used for any occasions!! I stamped the bird standing on the shovel handle in Distress Ink Antique Linen to do no line coloring.
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I stamped the image on CC's water coloring card stock and then used my Spectrum Aqua Markers to color it in. I used Spice, Peach, Terracotta, Slate, Charcoal, Orange, Jasmine and Sepia. To keep the colors light and soft i first scribbled them on a clear block and used water and a paintbrush to color the image. Since the lines from the image disappeared with the coloring i added in some details with the fine tip of the markers. Then i fussy cut out the image.

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Next i found some journaling cards in the paper pad and decided to go with the Hello card, trimmed it down a little  And added it to the flower pattern paper with foam tape. Then i added the image with foam tape and to add a little something i fussy cut out a few of the flowers from the pattern paper and added them with foam tape. Then the whole panel went on a white card base!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!! I've been busy in the craft room, and in a few weeks i can show you some exciting new products, so stay tuned!!

Dana


February 27, 2016

Thank You

Hello!

I'm popping in with a Thank You card that i whipped up so i could get it in the mail! I also did some upcycling with this card. The pretty Kraft cut out actually came from a thank you card that my mom received in the mail. I new it would be great on a card!!
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I wanted to the Kraft cut piece to really stand out, so i picked out some Crafter's Companion Shimmering Card Stock, Candy Red and added it to a white card base. Then i adhered the Kraf piece on top.

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Next i stamped Sheena Douglass's Monarch butterfly in brown ink. I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens, Red Berry and Solar Red to color the butterfly. Then i fussy cut the butterfly out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I cut a strip of Kraft card stock and found some red alpha stickers to spell out Thank You on the strip. Then i added the strip to my card and last added the butterfly. When the butterfly was dry i fluffed the butterfly wings !
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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana


February 25, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge 178 - Shake, Rattle & Roll

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 178 - Shake, Rattle & Roll, make a card or project that shakes, rattles or rolls!! My card features the new Birthday Fairy Shaker set! I am also entering this in Simon Says Stamps Wednesday's Challenge - Anything Goes.

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I started by cutting a panel of water color card stock and placed the stamp on top, along with the star wand die. With a pencil i lightly marked were the star would fall with the fairy holding it. Then with some water and Worn Lipstick Distress ink, i pained a cloud of pink. When it was dry, i added sparkle with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.

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Then i stamped the Fairy on white card stock and one some pattern paper. I fussy cut out her dress and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her skin and hair. The stamp set comes with a die that matches the bottom of her dress, i cut that out and stamped the bottom dress. I added the pattern paper i fussy cut, then attached the bottom dress to the stamped image with a wobble. The set comes with a wobble, but if you need more Art Impressions sells packs of them, click here to see the different quantities you can get!

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Next i fussy cut out the birthday fairy, of course adding the top part of her dress too!! The set comes with a star wand die and i cut that out of watercolor paper. I used my Moonlight Sparkle Pen to color the star, then a grey SN marker to color the handle. To add even more sparkle i used Moonstone on the Fairy's wings, along with a wet paint brush to lighten it up a bit.

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To the bottom of my water color panel i added some pink pattern paper that was in the paper pad i used for the dress, how i new it would match the pink i had already picked out, i do not know!!! Along the top of the pink i added a strip of star washi tape. Next i stamped the sentiment at the left and then added the fairy to the right.

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For her wand, before i added her to the card i used my craft knife to cut a slit above her thumb. Then i was able to add the wand in that slit, helping it to look like she is holding it even more! Last i added the panel to a white card base!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us at Art Impressions Shake, Rattle & Roll Challenge!!

Dana

February 24, 2016

Sending Hugs Your Way!

Hello AI Fans!!

I'm on the Art Impression's blog sharing a card featuring the Girlfriends Bench stamp set! Figured i better it use it while its still coat and hat weather!! To help winter gloom i used some flower pattern paper on my card base and used markers that matched the colors.
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I stamped the image on white card stock, then cut it out with a stitched oval die. I also used another pattern paper from the same paper pad and cut another slightly bigger oval. Next i used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image. 

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I matted the colored image on the yellow oval. Then i stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a much smaller oval. Next i added the matted oval with foam tape on my card base. The sentiment oval when on top and i added a red butting with some twine that i in a bow through the button. Last i rounded the card corners to better go with the ovals! 
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Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana


February 22, 2016

Smell the Flowers

Hello!

Today's card will make you wish for summer!! It does have to get here eventually!! :) I'm ready for for it!!
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I started by using Crafter's Companion Die'sire Essentials Square dies and cutting some CC's watercolor paper. Next i stamped the cute image from Moonbeam Meadow Time Out stamp set on the square.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then i used my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers to color the image! I used Scarlet, Terracotta, Blossom, Jasmine, Leaf Creek, Moss, Navy, Sepia. Then i set it aside to dry.

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Meanwhile, i picked out some pattern paper from Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic pad. I cut one pattern with the square die and the green and white flower pattern was adhered to a white card base. Then i found some blue fabric tape and added it on top of the green flower pattern paper.

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Along the bottom i stamped the sentiment in black ink. I layered the stamped and red square together and added them to the card with foam tape.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

February 20, 2016

Thinking of You

Hello!

I hope everyone had a great week! Finally it's the weekend!! Yay!! I hope to do some crafting and tons of studying this weekend!!!  Today's card features a stencil and a new way to use it!!

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I used Crafter's Companion Sheena Douglass's Wild Flower stencil and placed it on a panel of white water color paper. I used some washit tape to hold down the stencil, but i just placed it on the side (also include a little bit of the card stock if you can), this way i can open the stencil like a book.

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Next i pulled out my Spectrum Aqua Markers, Orchid, Wildflower and Moss. For this card i used the fine tip of the marker, just another way to stretch your supplies!! With the stencil over the card stock i used the fine tip to trace a few parts of the stencil. You don;t want the ink to dry, so only do a few areas at a time. Next take a wet paint brush and lift the stencil and add water to the inside of the area you trace. With the brush pull the ink around the edges to the inside. If i used a little bit too much water i would wait for it to dry just a bit before closing the stencil to do the next little bit.

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This particular stencil dosen;t have a ton of open areas, but for the smaller stems and such, i just got lines and dots in some areas. I still added some water to those areas to soften the lines.

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Since the card is all about the water coloring i decided to keep the rest of the card simple. I wrapped some black twine a few times around the panel. Some twine can be a bit hairy, and if you don;t like that just trim some (or a lot) of those stray little hairs that twine can have! This is what i did with this card! Next i stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from CC's Stamp It Australia Dreamy Daisies stamp set. Last i a just adhered the panel to a white card base!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana


February 17, 2016

Just Part of the Decor

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today and i'm sharing a card featuring the Crazy Cat Lady clear stamp set, available at Michael's! I love cats so this is one of my favorite sets!!
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I decided to do a little paper piecing, i picked out some paper from a 6 x 6 Echo Park Paper pad, This & That: Grateful. I pieced the chair she is sitting in, her robe and PJ's. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color her skin, hair and cats. Then i fussy cut her out.

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I adhered some pretty pink flower pattern paper on my card base and added a strip of black card stock down the middle. At the top i stamped the sentiment Cat Hair Is Just Part of the Decor in My House in white ink! Hehe! I love that sentiment.
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Next i adhered the stamped image with foam tape and along the bottom i added dash lines with white pens.

If you are a cat lover, this set is for you!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

February 14, 2016

Bright Flowers

Hello!

I'm back with another card today, playing along with Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Challenges. This card is for the Grab Bag Challenge, you have five minutes to grab what you are going to use on your card, and you have to use what you grab! Well it didn;t take me 5 minutes. But here is a picture of what i grabbed, some PTI ink, along with some Memento Luxe Pigment Orange ink. Orange sequins, a PTI border die, and the Natural Beauties stamp set.


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I started by using the ink i picked out to stamp the flowers and leaves on a white panel. The flowers in this set are two layers, so i used the lighter color first, then stamped the details with the darker color.

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Since the background was so colorful i decided that my main focus would pop better being black and white. So i stamped the solid flowers in Soft Stone and the details in Smokey Shadow. The leaves were stamped in the Smokey Shadow and along with the flowers, fussy cut out.

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Next i die cut the fancy border from black card stock and then adhered it with foam tape across my panel. I added the flowers and leaves and last added a few orange sequins.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Happy Birthday

Hello!

I'm stopping in with a card i made for Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Challenges. This is for the Paper Crafting Alphabet Challenge, it was really fun and easy to do. They give a list of crafting things to do and you can use all of your first or last name or just the first three of either!

I decided to use the first three letters of my last name: W - Use a little water coloring, A - Add a border, R - Round some or all of your corners!
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So i pulled out the PTI Modern Basics stamp set and for the watercolor component, i colored the solid butterfly with three colors of Distress Markers. Then i spritzed the colored image and then stamped on water color card stock. I also stamped it again on the panel, getting a lighter colored butterfly. I just repeated this until i had enough butterflies stamped on my panel. I used Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon.

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After the stamping was dry i stamped the outline butterfly over just some of the water colored butterflies and then added the antenna to those butterflies. I also used Picked Raspberry and water to flick some splotches over the panel.

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Next i pulled out the Happy Day stamp set and die, cutting the label shape from some water color paper. I did the same thing with the label image as i did the butterflies, using Seedless Preserves. Then i stamped the Happy Birthday on the inside of the label.
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Since i need i a border, i decided to trim my panel taking out a strip from the left side of the panel. Then i added the two pieces (minus the strip i cut) to a black card base with foam tape. A easy way to add a border to your card!! Last i added the die cut label with some foam tape and rounded the bottom two corners!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back in a while for my last card i made for the PTI Anniversary's Challenge!!

Dana